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Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

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At 10:00 am PDT on July 26th, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen from Black & Veatch, Jim O’Gara from Deloitte Advisory, and Marisa Walker from Arizona Commerce Authority.

Register for the Webinar: Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

Heightening CSR Impact through a Culture of Purpose

By Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Social Investing
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Today’s workforce is full of employees who expect to make a difference through their daily work. They want to work for inclusive, diverse and collaborative companies that value their contributions and help them to create positive change in the world. It’s one reason so many organizations today are implementing dedicated CSR programs to manage their most important societal impacts.

Democratization of Social Investing

By Charlie Goodwin, Managing Director, Head of Public Finance
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Traditionally social investing was limited to creating products and deals for asset owners who have control over very large buckets of assets, sometimes in the billions and to build scale by replicating those deals for similar investors.

GRI Rises To Sustainability Standards Challenge

by Christopher P. Skroupa
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Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and former member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s steering committee. Previously, Tim founded and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program.

JetBlue Supports the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

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  • JetBlue is the first airline to address the effects of climate change with the TCFD recommendations
  • TCFD recommendations help companies efficiently and effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities
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  • JetBlue is the first airline to address the effects of climate change with the TCFD recommendations
  • TCFD recommendations help companies efficiently and effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities

CECP Announces Second CEO Investor Forum As Movement to Encourage Corporate Long-Term Planning, Disclosure, and Governance Gains Momentum

Event to feature S&P 500 CEOs presenting long-term strategic plans to investors representing $25 Trillion in AUM
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NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ — CECP, a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, announced that its Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) will host the second CEO Investor Forum (CI

Whole Planet Foundation Supports Refugees with Microcredit

Learn how you can #StandWithRefugees
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Today is World Refugee Day, a time to celebrate the courage of refugee children, women and men around the world. The UN just announced a new figure for the global refugee crisis: Every 60 seconds, 20 people are displaced by conflict and disaster. They are fleeing for their lives. The refugee crisis is real—but we know the solutions are too. That's why your participation today is so important.

BIMA wins The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017

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HONG KONG, June 13, 2017 /3BL Media/​ - The Wall Street Journal has celebrated the winning enterprises of The Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017, sponsored by MetLife Foundation. BIMA, Kinara Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab were all recognized as leaders in the field of financial inclusion at an awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

GRI and Australian Government to Accelerate Investment in the Indo-Pacific

New program "Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting" starts in June
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Starting in June, GRI and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a new program, ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ in the Indo-Pacific (STIR Indo-Pacific). The program will target five developing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

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